Year Four Eagles
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Welcome to yet another busy week of learning in year 4.
This week the children will be learning about play scripts in literacy. They will begin to write and plan their own play based on a Greek Myth.
In maths the children will be continuing to learn all about place value adding to this knowledge by counting forwards and backwards in 1000’s from any given number.
In topic the children will be continuing to learn about the Ancient Greeks and will learn more about the Greek Gods and Goddesses, that they where introduced to this week.
In science the children will focus on different materials and whether they conduct or insulate electrical currents. Along with how to stay safe while using electricity.
As usual the children have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays so could a full PE kit be in on these days please.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Monticelli and MIss Selfe 🙂
Term 1 Hook Day – The Ancient Greeks.//php the_excerpt(); ?>
The Children form Westminster joined us today and we completed many different workshops to find out all about the Ancient Greeks. We completed a workshop looking at Greek pots to discover the sports in the Olympics and even got to take part in some of these sports. We found out about Greek theatre creating our own Greek masks and even found out about some of the beliefs of the Ancient Greeks finding out about the different Greek Gods.
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The children have a busy week of learning ahead of them…
In literacy the children will be adding to their SPAG knowledge and will be learning some karate punctuation to get them up and on their feet.
In maths the children will move on from rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and will be focusing on rounding numbers to 100.
This week we will also be starting our science topic all about electricity we will be marking this with a science day on Friday
Also this week we have our hook day… this is where the children will be able to really get into the topic of the Ancient Greeks they will take part in many activities throughout the day involving many different aspects of the topic. The children do not need to dress up for this but could everyone please be sent in with trainers as thier are some outside activities planned.
On Thursday we are celebrating Roald Dahl day children are welcome to come into school dressed up as their favourite character or can wear something yellow as part of the celebration for a £1.00 donation to be shared between Roald Dahl’s Charity and the school. The children will take part in an exciting activity involving both classes.. watch this space.
Please remember the children have PE on both Tuesday’s and Thursday’s so a full PE is required.
If you have and questions please feel free to speak with one of us.
As always thank you for you continued support.
Mrs Monticelli and Miss Selfe
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This week we introduced the children to their new topic all about the Ancient Greeks. The children had to go on a treasure hunt around school to find out where the Greeks came from. They found facts out about many of the different places that were important to the Greeks including the capital city Athens and the home of the Gods in Mount Olympus.
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Before the Summer holidays started Year 4 wrote letter to our Prime Minister expressing their concern about the amount of litter, in particular plastic waste, that could be found both on local beaches and in the wider environment.
The children shared lots of different ideas to combat this global issue. Fast forward 6 weeks and we have had a reply from 10 Downing Street.
The children wanted to share this with you all so I have posted a picture of the letter below.
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We a wasting no time in getting back into the swing of things after the summer holidays and have lots of exciting things planned for the children to enjoy this week.
In maths the children will be learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10 building on their knowledge of place value from year 3.
In literacy the focus for the first week back, as usual is spelling on this time the children will be remaining with their class teacher. On Friday we will be focusing on literacy in a digital world which will allow the children to consider how our way of using words is changing.
In topic we will be introducing the children to the world of the Ancient Greeks and finding out exactly where in the world they were and about important places within Ancient Greece.
PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday so please can children have a full PE kit in school on these days.
Mrs Monticelli and Miss Selfe
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As part of our DT and Topic work the children will be creating a model of the Wooden Horse of Troy. In order to complete this project the children will require cardboard. Please could you send in any empty cereal boxes for the children to use.
Mrs Monticelli and Miss Selfe 🙂
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Welcome back year 4! We hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday and a well earned rest enjoying the beautiful weather.
The children have lots to look forward to this term…
Topic – Our topic is Ancient Greece and children will learn about the impact the Greeks had and how this civilisation still influences modern day life.
Maths – In maths we will be working on place value and rounding numbers to 10, 100 and 1000. We will also recap addition and subtraction written methods and mental strategies.
English – This term we will be learning about the myths from Ancient Greece and the children will be writing their own play script based on the story of the Trojan Horse. They will also write a safety leaflet about electricity and learn to debate effectively.
Science – Our science topic will focus electricity and making electrical currents. We will also learn about the dangers of electricity and how to use it safely.
French -Our French topic will be animals – learning the names of common pets and being able to link that with their knowledge of numbers. We will also be learning how to talk about size in French.
ICT – The children will learn how to make an animation using iMovie, so they can film their play scripts.
R.E. – The children will learn why some people think of life as a journey and how different faiths celebrate stages in those journeys.
The children are due to have PE on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s so could you please ensure PE kits are in school on these days.
I have attached this terms homework grid and we will provide the children with a hard copy of this. Along side this the children will receive weekly spellings every Friday to be tested on the following Friday.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to one of us.
We are really looking forward to working with you this year.
Mrs Monticelli and Miss Selfe 🙂 Term 1 Lights Camera Action
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Just a note to say that Mrs Cooper and I (Miss Selfe) have really enjoyed the past two weeks getting to know the new members of Eagle Class. I am looking forward to welcoming you all back in September. Have a wonderful summer break and stay safe.
Any problems, questions or quires please come and speak to me.
Miss Selfe 🙂
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This morning the children had a visit from the RNLI. They learnt all about how to stay safe at the beach this summer. Some even had a go at being a life guard.
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This week the children will be drafting their own stories based on James and and Giant Peach. They have designed their own creepy crawlies to go on the adventurer. The children will be using all of the descriptive language techniques taught to them this year to create interesting stories that hook the reader.
In maths the children will be investigating different shapes in order to find the different properties and name each one.
In Science the children will be learning about the human teeth and their functions. They will be using scientific language to explain the similarities and differences between human teeth and animal teeth.
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Eagles had a very exciting day today… they got to meet up with mosaic artist Oliver Budd. He helped the children bring their design to life as they helped to create part of a new art project. The children were very excited to take part and it was great for them to see an actually mosaic taking shape after learning about them way back in Term 1 last year, as part of our Roman project.
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In Maths today the children went out on to the playground to hunt for different angles. Some even managed to measure them using a protractor.
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This week the children will be starting to examine the features within a narrative text and discovering ways of interesting their reader.
In mathematics the children will be starting to learn all about shape and will begin by looking at and identifying different angles.
In science the children will be learning about the different teeth and their uses.
On Thursday the children will have the opportunity to work with an artist to produce a mosaic.
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This week the children will be writing balanced arguments in literacy to help James Henry Totter decide whether he should go into the giant peach or not. The children will be using evidence from the text to help build their arguments.
In maths the children are still handling data and are moving in from bar charts to look at pictographs and line graphs.
In science this week the children are continuing to learn about the digestive system and will be learning about all the different functions this entails.
Please remember that on Thursday we have sports day in the mourning your child will need their full PE kit in school this day and we look forward to seeing you there.
Any problems please let me know.
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This week the children will be learning about different spelling rules and patterns. As they have enjoyed before they will be travelling to different classes around the school to do this.
In maths the children will be looking at statistics with this weeks focus being mainly on bar graphs. the children will be learning to read the information presented in these and will be creating their own graphs from data they have collected.
In science we are starting our new topic all about animals including humans this begins by learning all about the human digestive system and learning the names of the body parts involved in this.
As usual the children have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday… Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days. Thanks you.
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Welcome back Eagle Class… I can’t believe we are in the last term of the school year already.
The children will have lots to look forward to this term.
This term our topic is ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ In Literacy we will be reading the popular Roald Dahl story to develop our own story writing. We will be focusing on developing our descriptive techniques to write our own story based about going on a journey. Alongside this the children will be writing their own balanced argument to help James decided whether he should actually go inside the peach or not.
This term the children will add to their geography knowledge. We will be studying the effect humans have on the environment, both locally and further afield. The children will find out about all the different types of land use and trade links. They will be using atlases and globes to help them discover the different land uses around the world.
In maths the children will be learning all about statistics and the properties of different shapes.They will begin by refreshing their prior knowledge of this subject and will then develop this further by applying reasoning to problems involving both these ideas.
In Science the children will be learning about animals including humans. The children will discover what living things need to survive and find out all about the digestive system. They will also discover about the different functions of the teeth.
Year 4 have PE twice a week this term and this will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your children have their full PE kits in school on these days.
I am looking forward to this term and working with you and your child.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I have also attached the link to the term 6 homework grid. HOMEWORK TERM 6
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The children really enjoyed their underwater adventures and close encounters at the aquarium on Monday. The even got to see the sea base being fed – being splashed in the process.
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I can’t believe it is the last week of term already. This week the children have their school trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium on Monday, which I know they are all excited about.
In Literacy they will be completing their best copies of their pirate stories.
In Maths they will be consolidating the work they have completed this term.
The children will be completing their model making this week in order to build their pirate rafts.
They will also be reflecting back on the term in preparation for their final term in year four.
As usual any problems please come and speak to me.
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The children have been busy exploring the local environment for evidence of animal habitats.
The children found and observed some of the homes of animals that can be found right here in our school. The children then discussed some of the dangers we pose the animals and ways in which we can help them.